A love affair in its various formats has been everything from romanticized, bastardized and even vilified throughout time. Depending on the dynamics it can give you a chemical and spiritual high, or can cause you to feel that you are slamming into the pits of the earth faster and with more impact than a meteor (with a few bruises often left behind).
The mere thought of it can cause tingles to dance across our skin, filling us with anticipation, excitement and desire.
What we often forget is that, this thrilling experience has become mistakenly solely based on our connection with another, but there IS another more delectable option, one that can bring a love that lasts a lifetime (and even beyond).
The Self Love Affair.
Let your mind wander for a moment, imagining all the different definitions that “Self Love Affair” sparks in you. I have seen individuals blush, grin, giggle and stare up at the sky in wonderment, all with a similar question “what does that mean? Does she mean just to love myself? But she used the word affair?…”
And here is the key between entering a Love Affair with Yourself and the concept of self-love: the intensity, the dedication, the curiosity, the primal passion and the sheer sexual connection.
Self-Love Affairs ignite:
Intensity… a self-love affair shifts us from somewhat dispassionately loving ourselves to becoming passionate about our existence, our experiences. We are on fire for who we are!alessandra sagredo
Curiosity… love affairs naturally encourage intimate curiosity and when applied to yourself, you begin to become effortlessly curious about your own loves, likes and triggers. You find yourself paying attention to your own thoughts and feelings… not because you are forced to, but because you want to. You are loving yourself in such a way that you want to know more “of you”.
Intensity… a self-love affair shifts us from somewhat dispassionately loving ourselves to becoming passionate about our existence, our experiences. We are on fire for who we are!
Dedication… engaging in the delectable experience of a self-love affair we find ourselves even more dedicated to our own wellbeing, we care for our bodies better (for we experience the bliss they bring us) and we look forward to time alone (because of the joy we experience from our own company).
Sexuality… self love goes beyond regular “loving of the self” to experiencing joyfully through this body, mind and spirit… including those delicious sexual moments. We may share love with another (while savoring the experience of loving ourselves), we may make love to ourselves knowing how worthy of this sensational experience we are. As we bring that sexual energy into our experience of self love we allow our Spirit to sing through the body and we celebrate that song… feeling it vibrate through our cells in the most physically and spiritually tantalizing ways.
So how can we dive into this divine experience of knowing and loving ourselves with the passion that we (too) often merely direct to others in our life? View how to get started here.